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Proverbs 1:19

    Proverbs 1:19 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    So are the ways of every one that is greedy of gain; which taketh away the life of the owners thereof.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    So are the ways of every one that is greedy of gain; which takes away the life of the owners thereof.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    So are the ways of every one that is greedy of gain; It taketh away the life of the owners thereof.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Such is the fate of everyone who goes in search of profit; it takes away the life of its owners.

    Webster's Revision

    So are the ways of every one that is greedy of gain; It taketh away the life of the owners thereof.

    World English Bible

    So are the ways of everyone who is greedy for gain. It takes away the life of its owners.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    So are the ways of every one that is greedy of gain; it taketh away the life of the owners thereof.

    Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 1:19

    Which taketh away the life - A covetous man is in effect, and in the sight of God, a murderer; he wishes to get all the gain that can accrue to any or all who are in the same business that he follows - no matter to him how many families starve in consequence. This is the very case with him who sets up shop after shop in different parts of the same town or neighborhood, in which he carries on the same business, and endeavors to undersell others in the same trade, that he may get all into his own hand.

    Barnes' Notes on Proverbs 1:19

    Not robbery only, but all forms of covetousness are destructive of true life.

    Wesley's Notes on Proverbs 1:19

    1:19 Greedy - That seeks gain by wicked practices.